9 Kate Salembier
Kate Salembier
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Year:
    2024
  • Hometown:
    Sierra Madre, Calif.
  • High School:
    Polytechnic
  • Position:
    OH/RS
  • Major:
    Media Arts & Sciences
  • Pronunciation:
    Kate Suh-LAM-bee-ay
  • m
    25
  • k/s
    2.57
  • h %
    .160
  • a/s
    0.13
  • b/s
    0.14
  • sa/s
    0.41
  • d/s
    2.36

Bio

Collegiate Career Honors:
  • 2x NEWMAC Academic All-Conference (2021, 2022)
2022:
  • Played in all 25 matches as a junior for the Blue
  • Led the Blue with 234 kills and 37 service aces, in addition to 215 digs
  • Had career high 17 kills in a 3-2 win over Keene State on Sept. 22
  • Had at least 10 digs and 10 kills in seven different games
2021:
  • Competed in 17 matches as a sophomore
  • Made collegiate debut on Sept. 4 against Rivier
  • Totaled 56 kills, 38 digs, and 14 total blocks
  • Had a season high eight kills in a 3-1 win over Suffolk on Oct. 9
2020:
  • Did not participate due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Before Wellesley:
  • Attended Polytechnic School, graduated in 2020
  • Was a one sport athlete in volleyball, played on the varsity team for 4 years
  • Helped guide the Polytechnic team to the CIF Division 4 Finals in 2018, and Division 3 Semi-Finals in 2019
  • Was captain of the volleyball team during junior and senior season
  • Voted Most Valuable Player junior and senior season
  • Was awarded first team all league senior season
Personal:
  • Daughter of Hunt Salembier and Lyn Beecher
  • Born in Sierra Madre, California
  • Has one sister, Grace
Why Wellesley?
  • Chose to attend Wellesley because of the incredible academics and competitive volleyball program

Player Profile

Recent Games
Oct 18 at Smith L, 3-0
Oct 19 Regis (Mass.) L, 3-2
Oct 20 Salve Regina L, 3-1
Oct 25 Clark W, 3-2
Oct 27 at Brandeis L, 3-0
Oct 29 WPI L, 3-1
  Overall Conf
Matches 25 10
Sets 91 37
Kills 234 85
Kills per set 2.57 2.30
Errors 118 40
Total Attacks 727 279
Hitting Percentage .160 .161
Assists 12 8
Assists per set 0.13 0.22
Service Aces 37 12
Service Errors 8 1
Service Aces per set 0.41 0.32
Receptions 347 146
Reception Errors 54 20
Digs 215 78
Digs per set 2.36 2.11
Block Solo 2 2
Block Assist 11 1
Block Total 13 3
Blocks per set 0.14 0.08
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 278.5 99.5
Points per set 3.1 2.7
Matches started 16 7
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se r re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 vs. Suffolk L, 3-0 1 3 8 4 18 .222 0 2 0 6 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 10.5
Sep 3 vs. Me.-Presque Isle W, 3-1 - 4 7 4 21 .143 0 4 1 6 1 15 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 3 at Eastern Nazarene L, 3-1 1 4 3 5 26 -.077 0 0 1 14 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 7 Norwich W, 3-0 - 3 14 4 28 .357 1 2 1 10 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Sep 10 at Rivier L, 3-0 - 3 9 5 23 .174 0 0 0 20 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 10 vs. Castleton W, 3-0 1 3 12 6 33 .182 1 2 1 11 4 14 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Sep 13 Babson L, 3-1 - 4 6 5 24 .042 0 1 0 26 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 17 at Springfield L, 3-0 1 3 4 3 16 .063 0 0 0 7 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 20 at MIT L, 3-0 1 3 5 1 20 .200 0 0 1 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 22 Keene St. W, 3-2 - 5 17 11 51 .118 0 2 1 30 4 16 0 2 0 2 0 20.0
Sep 24 Mass.-Dartmouth L, 3-0 - 3 8 3 19 .263 0 3 0 2 1 6 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Sep 27 Emerson L, 3-0 - 3 4 3 15 .067 0 1 0 9 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 29 New England Col. W, 3-0 - 3 13 6 35 .200 1 4 1 11 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Oct 1 at Mount Holyoke L, 3-2 1 5 11 6 38 .132 2 1 0 17 0 15 1 0 0 1 0 13.0
Oct 4 at Wheaton L, 3-0 - 3 9 2 25 .280 1 2 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 8 Westfield St. W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 22 .364 0 2 0 6 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Oct 11 Coast Guard L, 3-1 1 4 15 7 43 .186 3 1 0 26 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Oct 15 at Roger Williams W, 3-2 1 5 15 3 42 .286 0 0 1 24 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Oct 15 vs. Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 3-0 1 3 5 4 29 .034 0 1 0 11 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Oct 18 at Smith L, 3-0 1 3 7 6 21 .048 0 1 0 10 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 19 Regis (Mass.) L, 3-2 1 5 15 9 41 .146 0 2 0 29 4 11 0 1 0 1 1 17.5
Oct 20 Salve Regina L, 3-1 1 4 5 7 31 -.065 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 25 Clark W, 3-2 1 5 14 4 40 .250 2 2 0 20 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Oct 27 at Brandeis L, 3-0 1 3 8 5 29 .103 0 0 0 17 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 29 WPI L, 3-1 1 4 10 3 37 .189 0 3 0 11 0 12 1 0 0 1 0 14.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2021-22 17 52 56 1.08 57 237 -.004 5 0.10 1 0.02 95 15 38 0.73 1 13 14 0.27 64.5 1.2
2022-23 25 91 234 2.57 118 727 .160 12 0.13 37 0.41 347 54 215 2.36 2 11 13 0.14 278.5 3.1
Total 42 143 290 2.03 175 964 .119 17 0.12 38 0.27 442 69 253 1.77 3 24 27 0.19 343.0 2.4
    m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Event Total 25 91 234 2.57 118 727 .160 12 0.13 37 0.41 347 54 215 2.36 2 11 13 0.14 278.5 3.1
Conference 10 37 85 2.30 40 279 .161 8 0.22 12 0.32 146 20 78 2.11 2 1 3 0.08 99.5 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 12 46 131 2.85 64 386 .174 8 0.17 24 0.52 184 25 107 2.33 1 7 8 0.17 159.5 3.5
Away 9 32 71 2.22 36 240 .146 3 0.09 4 0.13 129 22 67 2.09 1 1 2 0.06 76.5 2.4
Neutral 4 13 32 2.46 18 101 .139 1 0.08 9 0.69 34 7 41 3.15 0 3 3 0.23 42.5 3.3
Result Wins 8 31 102 3.29 40 272 .228 5 0.16 18 0.58 118 18 94 3.03 0 5 5 0.16 122.5 4.0
Losses 17 60 132 2.20 78 455 .119 7 0.12 19 0.32 229 36 121 2.02 2 6 8 0.13 156.0 2.6
Month September 13 44 110 2.50 60 329 .152 3 0.07 21 0.48 167 37 108 2.45 0 8 8 0.18 135.0 3.1
October 12 47 124 2.64 58 398 .166 9 0.19 16 0.34 180 17 107 2.28 2 3 5 0.11 143.5 3.1